I thought that it would rain all week end so I had practiced to play golf in the rain the previous week so as not to be too disappointed. And the weather was so sunny in Dornoch, the town forty miles north of Inverness, that we could not believe it. A four day week end in Edinburgh and Skibo castle … Read More
Couture photography, a Franco Greek wedding, golf and art in Provence
I was lured to Provence by a series of beautiful events, Jean Luce Huré‘s exhibition of fashion photography in Bargemon and a glorious Greek orthodox wedding in Grimaud. Both were very successful and charming and there was much more to be expected. A great golf game at Beauvallon with the young pro Benjamin Reinarz and the visit of Château La … Read More
Touring around Bordeaux vineyards is very uplifting!
For a few years, I had wanted to try the new golf course of Grand Saint-Emilionnais, designed by Tom Doak for the Mourgue d’Algue, a famous family of golf champions. Gaëtan used to run the Lancôme Trophy, one of the most memorable French Professional golf tournaments and his wife Cecilia and daughter Crystel were both great amateur players. Late … Read More
Lunch outside at Golf Paris Longchamp
I already told you last May about Nathalie Jeanson, the great French Pro, who took over the management of Golf Paris Longchamp, the golf practice in the Bois de Boulogne. Well, I went recently to check out the changes and had lunch at Le Restaurant du Golf, which opens all day and serves lunch but no dinner. My first surprise … Read More
What’s new this week? La Rentrée!
Everyone is anxious at the idea of “going back to school” and leaving their calm country life to resume the traffic jams in Paris and the craziness of la Rentrée. September is traditionally intense and this year, it is ten times more so since all the weddings, art openings, book launches of June have been postponed till September. So to … Read More
A golf family saga and the victory of youth!
I know most of you are totally uninterested in golf matters but what happened this week end at Morfontaine golf club near Paris, is such a lovely family saga that I have to tell you about it! A father, Antoine Delon, a 15 year old daughter Valentine and her younger brother Vladimir, 12, have all won the Club’s championship in … Read More
Nathalie Jeanson takes over the Golf Paris Longchamp
French golf pro Nathalie Jeanson has been a friend to many golfers for a long time and her recent appointment as general manager of the Golf Paris Longchamp makes all of her fans very happy. This is one of the good surprises of “deconfinement” and I wanted to share it with you. She has just been asked by businessman Antoine … Read More
Lukas Michel, mid amateur Golf champion
When I first met Lukas Michel at Morfontaine in 2018, I was impressed by his unpretentious attitude and excellent golf, his politeness and a sort of shyness mixed with a strong determination. After graduating from Engineering school in Melbourne, he had spent some time studying at St Andrews. This is where he was coming from, on his way from Melbourne … Read More